Last and Next games
23/11 Beddau 3 v Ebbw 43
07/12 Ebbw v Bridgend Ath (Lge 2:30)
There's only one place you can read about Wallabies, Dowlais, Bridgend Athletic, Isabel Jukes and All Black legends in our local Tesco, and that is, of course, on the page of the doyen of rugby club scribes, Roy 'REL' Lewis.
Steelmen team for visit of Bridgend Athletic
The Ebbw Vale team for Saturday's home game with Bridgend Athletic is:
Dan Haymond, Wes Cunliffe, Leighton Bellamore, Carl Meyer, David James; Ian Smerdon, Dai Jones; Ross Jones, Mathew WIlliams, Robert Sevenoaks; Damien Hudd (capt), Ashley Sweet; Gareth WIlliams, Ronny Kynes, Spencer Gibson. Bench: from squad
Jason Strange said, "We've got another block of games coming up now after the break for the Autumn Internationals, and will play every Saturday for the next eight weeks. The players have been working hard in training and are looking forward to getting back on the park. Bridgend Athletic are a very well organised side, and we know from last season that they like to move the ball around. They beat RGC 1404 in their last game, so we're expecting a hard game and will need to be on top of our form"
Jason was also full of praise for the youngsters who played in last week's Development XV fixture against Dowlais RFC, who'd won 5 of their last 6 matches. "It was brilliant to see these players, most of them 18 or 19 years old, putting in such a great performance. It shows that rugby in this area has a bright future," he said.
Club Christmas Party
The EVRFC Christmas Party will take place at the Welfare on Saturday, 7th December, from 7pm until midnight. There'll be a disco and artist (plus table snacks) for only £5. Tickets can be purchased at the club or on the night. This is a(nother) great chance for players and supporters to mingle! Further information from Kasia at the Welfare (01495 302995).
The introduction of the Twitter feed means that, amongst other things, live match updates will appear on the website, as well as directly on mobile devices of subscribers to our twitter account, @evrfc, which currently has 2040 followers. So, for those of you unable to make it to our games, you can now keep up-to-date in yet another way.
On a more general note, the Twitter feed will show only items that the club's official tweeters send or retweet. This should avoid any unsuitable content appearing and ensure that the website retains its family-friendly atmosphere.
Club shop opening hours
The club shop will be open between 6pm and 9pm on Thursdays 5th,12th and 19th of December to enable supporters to purchase the new replica jerseys (and other club merchandise ideal for squeezing into Santa's sack*.)
*Other unrealistic portrayals of the festive season are available.
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